CLERMONT, Fla. -- The Rose-Hulman softball team improved to 2-2 on the season with a 13-1 win over John Jay and a 7-3 victory over Mitchell on Tuesday.
Game 1- Rose-Hulman 13, John Jay 1
Rose-Hulman scored 10 runs in the fifth inning to turn a 3-1 lead into a decisive 13-1 victory. The 10-run inning was keyed by a two-run single from Angela Boulboulle; a two-run single from Nicole Lang; and RBI singles from Alexis Sullivan and Gabrielle Davidson.
Emily Struble had an outstanding two-way performance in the circle and at the plate to key the victory. Struble tossed a one-hitter in the pitching circle with nine strikeouts to pick up her first win of the season. Offensively, she had two singles and tied Nicole Lang for team-high honores with three runs scored.
Boulboulle and Davidson also had two hits each for Rose-Hulman. Boulboulle recorded two RBIs and scored once, while Davidson had two singles, one run scored and one RBI. Ashley Pinkham scored twice and joined Nicole Lang by drawing two walks for the Engineer offense.
The defense was also a key for Rose-Hulman, as the Fightin' Engineers made no errors and took advantage of four from John Jay to earn the victory.
Game 2 - Rose-Hulman 7, Mitchell 3
In the nightcap, Rose-Hulman scored four runs in the third inning to build a 7-2 lead and held on to defeat Mitchell 7-3.
Offensively, a patient Rose-Hulman lineup drew seven walks and four hit by pitches to go along with six hits on the day.
Lang led the offense with two singles, two runs scored and one RBI. Struble added a single and three RBIs to the effort.
The effort helped make a winner of Alyssa Pinkston in the pitching circle. Pinkston went the distance in game two, allowing seven hits and no earned runs with five strikeouts. She became stronger as the game went on, retiring the last seven batters to finish off the victory.
Rose-Hulman returns to action on Wednesday with games against Saint Mary's (Minn.) at 10 am and Elizabethtown at 12:15 pm in Clermont, Fla.